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Ulrike Guérot and Michael Hunklinger

electoral body. General, secret, direct, and equal elections thus constitute, in the words of famous French sociologist Pierre Rosanvallon, “Le Sace du Citoyen”—the “sacred” of the citizens ( Rosanvallon 1992 ). In current European discussions, where the

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Who Governs in Deep Crises?

The Case of Germany

Wolfgang Merkel

-disempowerment of the Parliament On March 15, 2020, the Federal Minister of the Interior ordered, contrary to the EU treaties, the closure of the borders with the five neighboring countries: Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, and Denmark. A day later, the

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Babies and Boomers

Intergenerational Democracy and the Political Epidemiology of COVID-19

Toby Rollo

Citizenship . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Foucault , Michel . 2008 . The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978–1979 . New York : Springer . Fry , Richard . 2016 . “ Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as

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Gender, Leadership and Representative Democracy

The Differential Impacts of the Global Pandemic

Kim Rubenstein, Trish Bergin, and Pia Rowe

management of the COVID-19 crisis, is that those countries led by women are largely doing far better. In Europe, Angela Merkel in Germany has had a lower death rate than Britain, France, Italy, or Spain. In Scandinavia, Finland's prime minister Sanna Marin

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David Owen

month of Ramadan with family have been trapped in Syria by Turkey's border closure ( Erturk 2020 ). In Europe, asylum seekers remain stuck at Hungarian borders, in overcrowded and unsanitary camps in Greece, or sleeping rough under French bridges

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Democracy in a Global Emergency

Five Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Afsoun Afsahi, Emily Beausoleil, Rikki Dean, Selen A. Ercan, and Jean-Paul Gagnon

(Dean, this issue). Innovative participatory or deliberative processes, like the French Convention Citoyenne pour le Climat and the UK Climate Assembly, quickly and successfully switched to operating online, and new processes to deliberate about

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Coronavirus with “Nobody in Charge”

An open reflection on leadership, solidarity, and contemporary regional integration

Harlan Koff and Carmen Maganda

examples of water solidarity have emerged during the current crisis. In Europe, Italy, France, and Spain have prohibited water companies from cutting off service to customers who cannot pay their bills, and they have officially suspended—at least until